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ABC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not going to comment at this point on -- various nominations that i will put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things still being discussed. let me say about susan rice. she's done exemplary work. she's represented the united states and our interests in the -- united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with bengh
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 11:35pm PST
led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the year, unless washington can do a deal, what kind of leadership will the newly emboldened barack obama bring to those old bitter debates? >> so, i will, you know, examine ways that i can make sure to communicate my desire to work with everybody. there are probably going to be very sharp differences. >> reporter: bridging those differences or even just beginning to heal them. that's the real task ahead for president obama
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
janesville. >> john mccain got 30%. i think we got higher than that. >> a little bit. >> a little bit. janesville has always voted democrat top of the ticket. wisconsin has always voted democrat top of the ticket except for the reagan '84 landslide. so we knew it was an uphill battle but still fought. >> reporter: the president wins 330 some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republican so whether people intended or not we've got divided government. >> reporter: you don't think there is a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. i think these ideas we talked see, i think these ideas we talked about are popular ideas. this was a close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means i think both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: could you see supporting a p
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested the attack began as a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and to besmirch her reputation is outray outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonathan karl. >>> and you he
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 1:40am PST
and animated for sure yesterday. >>> really, the -- it's, senator john mccain, has issue with how this was handled as well as lindsay graham, and lindsay graham with a pretty fiery statement said, mr. president don't think for one minute that i don't hold you ultimately responsible for benghazi. i think you failed as commander-in-chief, before, during and after the attack. given what i know now i have no intention of promoting any one who is up to their eyeballs in the benghazi debacle. and susan rice currently u.n. ambassador, being floated as hillary clinton's successor. >> also interesting, some report going on about how, times have changed though. because obviously, many years ago when they were nominated condoleezza rice to be secretary of the state at the time, she was national security adviser she had gone around saying about the weapons of mass destruction in iraq, other intelligence. ended up proving false at the time. mccain stood by her. despite obviously the wrong information that she was disseminating at the time. saying "i am not going to mention my colleague's name.
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